(Yes, the Grand Canyon is in the background of the photo above!)
Hello, everyone! I am a rising junior at Hartwick College and work as a Blue Key Tour Guide. I am an Environmental Chemistry major with a minor in Environmental Science and Policy and a minor in Political Science. This summer I will be working with the EPA and Environmental Justice and I am super excited!
I am very sensitive and caring and full of joy. I love nature, the power of love, and frienship. Please feel free to ask questions, though, I will not answer anything super personal. I hope you enjoy my blog. Have a wonderful day!
Why do you find steel bottles weird?
I understand that it is a safety issue. But I have been places that just check what the liquid inside the bottle is safe. That isn’t that hard. Also, I have no money to waste on a resource that is free. They should allow you to bring empty bottles to fill at filling stations if they won’t take the time to check each person’s steel water bottle.
What is “precision environment”? The environment is not mine, it is all of ours and if we do not take care of it, it will not last long. Water is becoming a finite resource when it has always been a renewable resource. Water should not cost anyone anything, yet we charge people to buy water and we take a toll on the environment by take water out in too large of amounts to bottle it and by producing the plastic used for the bottles. Too few people understand how horrible landfills are and they do not recycle.
I hate places that only allow you to bring drinks in if you bring unopened plastic water bottles. I don’t buy water bottles! I have a steel water bottle that I reuse because no one should have to PAY for water. That is dumb. Also, bottling water is unhealthy for the environment as is the use of tons of plastic used for bottle water… I don’t have money to waste buying water :/
Roots and Wisdom is a youth agriculture and community service program.
We bring together urban, suburban, and rural Schenectady County residents
to grow organic vegetables for donation to local food pantries
and for sale within the county.
The Roots and Wisdom program teaches its participants about sustainable agriculture, hunger, nutrition, and diversity.
Roots and Wisdom creates genuine change by helping county residents in need
and providing youth with opportunities to work hard and grow.
Roots and Wisdom’s mission is to engage the diverse population
of Schenectady County – particularly youth – in serving their community
through the support of a sustainable local food system.
Participants will experience personal growth
and development leading to positive social change.
THIS IS WHERE I AM WORKING FOR THE SUMMER
I worked with Roots & Wisdom in Summer 2008 and Summer 2009. Roots & Wisdom is the best job ever. Youth learn about community, teamwork, diversity, themselves, food, local food, giving back, and sustainability. This job is/was the reason I chose to pursue environmental science and lead to my choice to major in environmental chemistry. This summer, I am back with Roots & Wisdom as a crew leader and will be working closely with Chris as the events crew leader to plan luncheons, the pot luck, an open house, Be Vocal Eat Local Week, and any other events we hold in the garden. I am very excited. This garden is my home away from home and the Roots & Wisdom founding women and all of those connected to Roots & Wisdom are my family. I met my roommate and some of my closest friends, through Roots & Wisdom. You cannot keep me away from this program no matter how hard you tried. It has a special place in my heart ♥